Sheet Music: Berceuse

Opus numberOp. 16
ComposerGabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyF major
Time signature6/8
Tempo76 BPM
Performance time2:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (168 kB) (preview)
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Date added2016-11-20
Last updated2016-11-20
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Sunday 20 November 2016

Tune of the Day: Berceuse by Fauré

arranged for flute and piano

The Berceuse, Op. 16 is one of several charming miniatures for violin and piano by Gabriel Fauré. Originally composed in 1879, it quickly became one of the French composer's most famous pieces, and countless arrangements have since been published. The original key is D major, but most transcriptions for the flute are in F major, to remedy the fact that the original lowest note, an A3, is not within the flute's range.

This piece is not to be confused with the equally famous Berceuse from Fauré's Dolly suite, Op. 56.

Thanks to Federica and Kevin for suggesting this tune!